days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
March 7, 2001
Jerry and Sue Schmidt and Tanner of Shawnee announce the birth of twin boys, Cody Thomas and Carter Scott, Feb. 22. Paternal grandparents are Don and Nellie Schmidt of Peabody.
Drew Roberts of Hutchinson spent the weekend with his grandmother, Frances Roberts.
Howard Bish, 92, died March 1 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion. Survivors include daughters Judith Priest of Marion and Diane Bish of Bloomington, Ind.
25 years ago
march 6, 1986
A group from the North Texas State University concert band directed by Dennis Fisher, a native of Peabody, recently performed in Dallas for an audience that included Prince Charles.
Bridget Brooks was crowned Peabody High School Queen of Courts Friday prior to the basketball game against Moundridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Windsor and Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Deckeer returned Friday after their 16-day trip with Horizon Travel.
50 years ago
March 9, 1961
Virginia Skinner, winner of the citizenship award, sponsored by the Senior and Junior Sorosis Clubs of Peabody, attended the Citizenship Pilgrimage March 5 and 6 in Topeka.
Eddie Earl Madsen, 8-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Madsen, remains at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.
100 years ago
March 9, 1911
Peanut candy special for Saturday at Cockley’s Bakery, only 10 cents a lb.
For sale: R.C. Rhode Island red eggs 40 cents per setting of 15 or $2 for 100. Four blocks north of Park Gate. Phone 292 Mrs. A. Hall Peabody, Kansas.
McCall’s Magazine, the Gazette and the Wichita Eagle, weekly, all for $1.90 during March.
Thomas Osborne is building a modern cottage on his Vine street lots just north of the old Frank Hess property.
125 years ago
March 12, 1886
Mayo’s Vapor, the new anesthetic, is now being used by Dr. Morey in the extraction of teeth. It is perfectly safe and healthy and has none of the injurious features of gas or other anesthetics.
By request of A.K. Stewart, we cheerfully state that his shop will not be closed during his temporary absence in Missouri as he has procured a foreman Mr. J.P. Cochran who is well and favorably known to the older settlers of Peabody and vicinity as a thoroughly competent workman and a pleasant gentleman to work with.
John Nichol has about 50 young lambs and they are all doing nicely. He has about 350 Merinos at Henry Stephens’ corral.